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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights
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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights

WaterAid commissioned 10 visual artists from across the Global South to interpret the far-reaching impact access to clean water and decent sanitation has on people’s lives and the role these vital basics play in the realisation of other human rights

Mumbai's burgeoning water needs leave nearby villages parched; city's wasted and free supply more than Nagpur's daily need
India

Mumbai's burgeoning water needs leave nearby villages parched; city's wasted and free supply more than Nagpur's daily need

The preferential treatment for cities over rural areas is not just limited to Mumbai. It is a common practice across Maharashtra. A November 2015 report had exposed the stark rural-urban divide, revealing the cities in the state get 400 percent more drinking water than villages even though 55 percent of Maharashtra is rural.

Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts
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Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts

The severity of drought in Maharashtra's Beed and Latur districts, three years after the Jaldoot Express carried 25 lakh litres of water into the parched Marathwada region, continues to be grim and could prove to be a matter of reckoning for the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the 21 October Assembly election.

World Food Day: It takes 21lt of water to produce a chocolate bar, how water-wise is your diet?
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World Food Day: It takes 21lt of water to produce a chocolate bar, how water-wise is your diet?

The second highest food group in terms of contributing to water-scarcity was fruit at 19 percent.

Pakistan’s Indus delta becoming no man’s land with sea level rise and dams upstream
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Pakistan’s Indus delta becoming no man’s land with sea level rise and dams upstream

People in Paksitan are leaving their villages en masse as the Indus delta sinking means they cannot farm or fish and have no freshwater, thanks to sea level rise and dams upstream

Halfway through monsoon, 72 of 100 major reservoirs in India record below-normal water storage; Gujarat, Maharashtra worst-hit
India

Halfway through monsoon, 72 of 100 major reservoirs in India record below-normal water storage; Gujarat, Maharashtra worst-hit

The scenario is particularly worrying in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The basin storage in Tapi, Sabarmati, and rivers of the Kutch and Godavari are "highly deficient", the data revealed.

Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce
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Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce

Recurrent drought in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has turned the once all-providing summer months into a nightmare for Mawasi tribals, forcing the youth to migrate for livelihood while women walk at least 16 kilometres daily for water

India's water woes mount, with floods, droughts and millions of citizens at the mercy of the monsoons
India

India's water woes mount, with floods, droughts and millions of citizens at the mercy of the monsoons

While parts of India face water scarcity, others are facing destruction due to flooding. Both result in death of animals, humans, and biodiversity. Policymakers face challenges as climate change leads to uncertainty.

Delhi water crisis: Water tanker mafia, high ammonia levels and sewage treatment among key concerns
India

Delhi water crisis: Water tanker mafia, high ammonia levels and sewage treatment among key concerns

In 2001 alone, Delhi's population increased by 215,000 due to natural growth and 285,000 through migration. This puts a strain on water supply resources.

RS discusses water issue amid Tamil Nadu crisis; Centre promises clean drinking water for every household by 2024
India

RS discusses water issue amid Tamil Nadu crisis; Centre promises clean drinking water for every household by 2024

The Rajya Sabha held a short-duration discussion on water crisis in the country, during which members suggested a slew of steps like river interlinking, district-specific blueprint for water conservation and speedy approval for rainwater harvesting projects.

Delhi's ambitious 24x7 water supply scheme may turn out to be pipe dream as pilot project reveals challenges
India

Delhi's ambitious 24x7 water supply scheme may turn out to be pipe dream as pilot project reveals challenges

The Delhi Jal Board first discussed the ambitious idea of continuous water supply in 2009 and started a pilot project.

Tamil Nadu water crisis: EPS accepts Kerala's help, but asks for 20 lakh litres per day instead of one-time help
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Tamil Nadu water crisis: EPS accepts Kerala's help, but asks for 20 lakh litres per day instead of one-time help

In light of the looming water crisis unfolding in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami accepted help from Kerala, but has asked for 20 lakh litres of water per day instead of a one time help

Ken-Betwa river link project boon or bane? Parched Bundelkhand residents hopeful but experts warn of ecological disaster
India

Ken-Betwa river link project boon or bane? Parched Bundelkhand residents hopeful but experts warn of ecological disaster

The budget earmarked for the project was Rs 18,000 crore; the aim was to divert water from the Ken river basin.

India's metro cities will run out of groundwater in next 10 yrs, claims NITI Ayog report; 40% populace will have no access to drinking water by 2030
India

India's metro cities will run out of groundwater in next 10 yrs, claims NITI Ayog report; 40% populace will have no access to drinking water by 2030

The recent report of NITI Ayog on groundwater level says 21 Indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad - will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people. It also says that 40 percent of India's population will have no access to drinking water by 2030.

District Magistrate's push for revival of wells, ponds brings hope in Banda; 471 gram panchayats join movement
India

District Magistrate's push for revival of wells, ponds brings hope in Banda; 471 gram panchayats join movement

Banda DM Heera Lal's ‘Kuan-Talab Jivao Abhiyaan’ initiative to revive the natural and man-made water bodies has started a movement in the district with 471 gram panchayats taking matters into own hands to recharge groundwater in their areas

Chennai water crisis: Charges for tankers, borewells skyrocket; DMK seeks municipal administration minister's resignation
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Chennai water crisis: Charges for tankers, borewells skyrocket; DMK seeks municipal administration minister's resignation

Restaurants downed shutters, schools suspended operations and employees of IT companies in Chennai were asked to work from home as the water crisis intensified

Meenakshi Lekhi protests outside Delhi Jal Board's office over 'water woes'; authority alleges BJP is 'politicising' issue
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Meenakshi Lekhi protests outside Delhi Jal Board's office over 'water woes'; authority alleges BJP is 'politicising' issue

Meenakshi Lekhi protested outside the Delhi Jal Board's (DJB) R K Puram office against "water woes" being faced by the people of her constituency.

End of humanity begins in 2050, most climate change models too 'conservative': Report
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End of humanity begins in 2050, most climate change models too 'conservative': Report

The report predicts total chaos & destruction, suggesting an emergency plan for the dire situations to come.

World Environment Day 2019: New IBM-TWC initiative to address world's clean water crisis
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World Environment Day 2019: New IBM-TWC initiative to address world's clean water crisis

You can learn about clean water facts, forecasts & what your water footprint is on the temporarily-renamed 'Water Channel' for a week.

Farmers in Gujarat's Saurashtra seethe over being made pawns of electoral politics over water
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Farmers in Gujarat's Saurashtra seethe over being made pawns of electoral politics over water

Located at the border region of Rajkot district in Gujarat, Madhapur village has been battling a brutal summer, all on its own.